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Hardball with Chris Matthews

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Every weeknight from MSNBC’s Washington, D.C. studio, author and veteran journalist Chris Matthews hosts a spirited hour of political analysis and debate that includes interviews with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and cultural icons. The show provides inside-the-Beltway access and highlights Matthews’ keen political insight gained from many years of both working in and covering American politics. Matthews asks his guests the tough questions, and never backs down, in a relentless pursuit of the truth. The final segment of the show, ‘Let Me Finish,’ is recognized for showcasing Matthews’ personalized take on a significant news story of the day, which is delivered in his unique, signature style.

Every weeknight from MSNBC’s Washington, D.C. studio, author and veteran journalist Chris Matthews hosts a spirited hour of political analysis and debate that includes interviews with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and cultural icons. The show provides inside-the-Beltway access and highlights Matthews’ keen political insight gained from many years of both working in and covering American politics. Matthews asks his guests the tough questions, and never backs down, in a relentless pursuit of the truth. The final segment of the show, ‘Let Me Finish,’ is recognized for showcasing Matthews’ personalized take on a significant news story of the day, which is delivered in his unique, signature style.
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NBC News

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Every weeknight from MSNBC’s Washington, D.C. studio, author and veteran journalist Chris Matthews hosts a spirited hour of political analysis and debate that includes interviews with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and cultural icons. The show provides inside-the-Beltway access and highlights Matthews’ keen political insight gained from many years of both working in and covering American politics. Matthews asks his guests the tough questions, and never backs down, in a relentless pursuit of the truth. The final segment of the show, ‘Let Me Finish,’ is recognized for showcasing Matthews’ personalized take on a significant news story of the day, which is delivered in his unique, signature style.

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Episodes

Joe Walsh on Israel barring Tlaib, Omar after Trump’s tweet: It’s unAmerican

8/15/2019
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Israel announced it would block two American Democratic Congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit this weekend. This comes shortly after the president’s urging. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:58

New poll shows Biden and Warren in statistical tie

8/14/2019
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A new Economist/You Gov weekly tracking poll shows Former Vice President Joe Biden at 21%, with Senator Elizabeth Warren in second at 20%. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:50

NYT: Biden gaffes rattling advisers

8/14/2019
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On Biden, the New York Times reports, "Some of his advisers said in interviews that they were privately nervous that his recent gaffe spree would become cemented into the larger narrative of the presidential race." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:56

Chris Matthews: Dems want background checks on guns, GOP wants to expand gun rights

8/12/2019
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Chris explains what each political party stands for on guns. Simply put: Democrats want background checks and a ban on assault weapons. Republicans want to "expand" the rights of Americans to own and carry weapons where ever they go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:38

Amy Klobuchar: Trump is afraid of the NRA

8/8/2019
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Senator Klobuchar recently released a plan that will, "end the hateful rhetoric that has become all too routine during the Trump Administration” and she has come out against Trump’s support of the NRA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:37

Chris Matthews: Trump has made GOP the party of, by, and for white nationalism

8/8/2019
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On Trump’s appeal to white nationalists, Chris says “In their lemming-like way of following Trump, they are identifying their Grand Old Party as a new party of Trump-style white nationalism. This isn’t going to go away.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:48

Pete Buttigieg calls Trump blaming video games for gun violence ‘absurd’

8/6/2019
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Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer joined Hardball to talk about Trump’s history of anti-immigrant rhetoric and response to the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:48

Kamala Harris on gun violence: People are dying everyday in America

8/5/2019
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Trump's condemnation of white supremacy stands in contrast with his words from last March, when he downplayed the problem to reporters in the White House. Senator Kamala Harris says, "People are dying everyday in America ... We have babies who have been orphaned in El Paso. You look at what happened Dayton, and Gilroy, California." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:44

Malcolm Nance says Ratcliffe would have made US intel ‘Trump’s own private toy’

8/2/2019
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The President's attempt to install a partisan loyalist to the top intelligence job in this country appears to have backfired with Congressman Ratcliffe’s nomination out of the window. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:29

Chris Matthews: The Democratic debates failed to unite the country

8/2/2019
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On the Democratic debate on Wednesday night, Chris says it “doesn't look good, doesn't serve as an uplifting couple of hours, doesn't show me the route to victory . Or if it does, it shows me only a road that leads through more national division, including an assault on President Obama and even more destruction of national unity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:50

113 House Democrats calling for impeachment inquiry into Trump

7/30/2019
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President Trump continued his racist rhetoric against Congressman Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:12

Al Sharpton responds to Trump's attacks

7/29/2019
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Reverend Al. Sharpton joins Hardball to respond to President Trump's attacks against him. The latest on Trump's attacks on Rep. Cummings & inner cities. And Trump plans to nominate a partisan foot soldier as his next Director of National Intelligence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:08

Jerry Nadler: We can’t let Trump ‘get away with these crimes’

7/25/2019
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What are the Democrats going to do in light of the revelations highlighted by the Special Counsel? Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler says, "I certainly agree that we cannot permit the president to get away with these crimes and set the precedent for other presidents." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:21

Former federal prosecutor on impeachment: There’s enough evidence, make a decision

7/24/2019
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Should Congress impeach the president? Former Federal Prosecutor Cynthia Alksne thinks there’s enough evidence to make a decision on the matter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:11

Jemele Hill: I don’t know what’s so far left about equality and health care

7/23/2019
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President Trump is pressing on with his attacks on four congresswomen of color. Jemele Hill says, "I don't know what's so far left about equality, health care. The whole thing is that the Republicans/Conservatives have always positioned progress as something that's taken from them when it's not." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:34

Joy Reid says Trump is running a ‘white nationalist re-election campaign’

7/19/2019
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Just one day after claiming he was not happy with his supporters chanting "send her back" at his rally on Wednesday, President Trump today is walking back his attempt to disavow it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:47

Maya Wiley calls Trump disavowing ‘Send her back’ chants a ‘flat out lie’

7/18/2019
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President Trump spent most of his day trying to disavow the repugnant chant from the crowd at his rally in Greenville North Carolina last night: "Send her back." Maya Wiley says, "It's a flat out lie. The video shows it's a lie. More important, he himself started the chant. He started it on Sunday with his tweeting." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:54

House votes to hold AG Barr and Commerce chief Ross in criminal contempt over census

7/17/2019
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The House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress for withholding subpoenaed documents from the Oversight Committee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:31

House passes resolution condemning Trump’s racist comments

7/16/2019
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The House of Representatives voted to condemn President Trump for having "legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color." The resolution followed the president's racist comments about four congresswomen of color. On Trump’s racist comments, Congressman Ted Lieu says, "People have told me to go back to China or Japan or North Korea. And it's very hurtful when that happens." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:24

Chris Matthews: Trump amplified his language from ‘dog whistle to bugle call’

7/16/2019
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Chris says, “Not since Woodrow Wilson showed ‘Birth of a Nation’ in the White House has an American president been so flagrant in his racial messaging as this one.” On Trump’s racist remarks regarding four congresswomen of color, historian Jon Meacham says, “He has joined Andrew Johnson as the most racist President in American history." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:47